John Waters Presents Mr. Know-It-All
Where: St. Joseph’s College
245 Clinton Ave.
718-940-5300 Price: $30, includes book
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No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters.
The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world’s great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Studded with cameos of Waters’s stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters’s personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters’s most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book—another instant Waters classic.
Waters presents his new book with a not-to-be-missed discussion with Rob Spillman, founder of Tin House Magazine and author of the memoir All Tomorrow’s Parties. Book signing to follow.
Each $30 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of Mr. Know-It-All; books are distributed at the event, and additional books are for sale.Buy tickets/get more info now